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Topics to Write About — 15 Tips to Get Great Writing

Do you ever sit down to write a blog post, article or chapter,  and nothing, but nothing

I find that some Zen meditation techniques enhance my writing

Most of the problems that arise in the writing process happen when our mind is at war

At those times our creative energy is scattered, instead of being focused in one steady beam

When you want to refine what you have written, stuff the Creator into a cage

Maybe you feel reluctant to say it because you think you’re not good enough? Well, forget

Plaster your home with notices that say, “I am a writer!” Tell people about it

When you next fill in a form, put “writer” as your profession

If you only write to produce something important, your creativity can become stunted

The first minute may be difficult, but then your creativity will kick in and surprise you

The right place to look for inspiration is – everywhere! Keep your creative mind on the alert at

Here is how you could use your everyday experience as inspiration

” You take a shower: “How to come up with 20 great ideas in the shower

You get into your car: “10 important things driving a car can teach you about writing,” and so

Not all of your ideas will mature into articles because some may be wacky

Because anything out of the ordinary can trigger your creativity

Get a distracting phone call and you may forget the brainwave that struck you just before

Not only does an “everything book” help you grab that great idea before it disappears, it can

Get a distracting phone-call and you may forget the brainwave that struck you just before

In it, quotes, ideas, and cooking recipes are all jumbled together

This is a folder in which you collect interesting copy that you find

Brainstorming a title before you start to write a piece can kick-start and channel your creativity

Write down a whole list of ideas without discarding a single one

When you have a rich collection, select one good-enough title to start with

Once you have the working title, lay out the bones of your piece

Your brain now knows that you expect it to come up with 20 subheadings

Set the total length of your piece and divide it by the number of planned sections

If you plan to write a 1,000-word piece divided into 20 tips, then you know that each tip

As soon as you hit the required length, move on to the next one

But at the start of a writing project we may not know exactly what we’re going

Once you have completed your first draft, it’s time to add an introduction and a conclusion

The intro can be short but it needs to say why your theme is important or to

All you need is a certain amount of words on the page with a focus on a

If not, you need to either tweak the piece or change the title to fit

Is your piece too long? In that case you need to do a hard prune

Can you cut it? Can you say it better? Rewriting is the crux of good writing

A good way to check grammar and spelling is to read a piece back to front

You can use a free account at Grammarly to help you with your spelling

To make sure it is the best it can be, complete two last tasks: print out the

You will notice things you wish to change and can make notes

When you keep these two aspects of writing separate, it will boost your creativity and bring ease